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H.R. 1122 (105th): Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1997

To amend title 18, United States Code, to ban partial-birth abortions.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Gerald Solomon

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 8, 1997
Length: 2 pages
Mar 19, 1997
105th Congress (1997–1998)

Vetoed & Override Passed House, Failed in Senate on Sep 18, 1998

This bill was vetoed. The Senate attempted to override the veto on September 18, 1998 but failed.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.



Mar 19, 1997

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 20, 1997
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

May 20, 1997
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 8, 1997
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 10, 1997

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Jul 23, 1998
House Overrides Veto

A vote to override the President's veto succeeded in the House. The Senate must do the same.

Sep 18, 1998
Senate Override Failed

A vote to override the President's veto failed in the Senate. The bill is now dead.

H.R. 1122 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1122. This is the one from the 105th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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